Tip: Stick It and Check!
How do I do it?
Before study of a new topic, students write what they know about the topic on a sticky note and stick it on a chart or a space on the wall or whiteboard (example topics: revolution; graphing parabolas; job interviews etc). After studying the topic whole class, small groups, or individuals return to the wall, take their note and either agree or disagree with the information listed there with an “A” for agree and a “D” for disagree.
Variations & Extensions
Post study of the topic, direct students to take a sticky that is not their own and correct it. When students are done correcting they can list the correct information on the whiteboard in complete sentences. Next, whole class, in small groups, pairs, or individually, students use the listed information to write a summary or an essay about what they learned about the topic. Lower proficiency students can write with a higher proficiency partner or copy sentences from the board that reflect what they learned.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 2
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Everyday ELL is now Every Language Learner.